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A book of balance is a book held in place of a shield, and is the God book aligned with Guthix. Books of Balance must be made using all four torn Guthix pages which can be purchased from other players, obtained from treasure trails or by cremating a Vyrewatch. Equipping a book of balance allows the wielder to preach and perform ceremonies, such as blessing, last rites, and wedding rites by operating it. It also allows players with a Prayer level of 50 or greater to bless holy symbols and unholy symbols, at the cost of 6 prayer points per blessing (compared to 4 points lost when using the other two God Books). Lost books of balance can be reclaimed at the Lighthouse by speaking to Jossik, complete with all pages that have been added, for no cost.It is among the most popular due to its relatively low price and stat boost.

Performing blessings, wedding ceremonies, last rites or preachings uses up 25% of the special attack bar.

It has balanced defensive and offensive stats, all at +4. It is the cheapest of the god books, as the Unholy book offers greater offensive stats, and the Holy book has superior defensive qualities. It is still very useful for players using Magic or Ranged, as it offers both defensive and offensive bonuses. Melee players could use it for the Magic Defence bonus, since most shields offer better defensive capabilities in other types of combat. This book looks exactly the same as Ghrim's book obtained from Advisor Ghrim.

Filling the Book of balance with all pages currently costs 86,400 coins.

Bonuses
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A player with a book of balance equipped.
A player with a book of balance equipped.
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
+4 +4 +4 +4 +4
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
+4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
0 0 +5 0
A player preaching.

The book of balance has the following features:

  • Partnerships: "Light and dark, day and night. Balance arises from contrast. I unify thee in the name of Guthix."
  • Last Rites: "Thy death was not in vain, for it brought some balance to the world. May Guthix bring you rest."
  • Blessings: "May you walk the path, and never fall, for Guthix walks beside thee on thy journey. May Guthix bring you peace."
  • Preach: Several different varieties of preachings are listed below.
    • "A journey of a single step, May take thee over a thousand miles. May Guthix bring you balance"
    • "In life, in death, in joy, in sorrow; May thy experience show thee balance. May Guthix bring you balance."
    • "Thou must do as thy must, no matter what; Thine actions bring balance to this world; May Guthix bring you balance."
    • "The trees, the earth, the skies, the waters; All play their part across this land; May Guthix bring you balance."
    • "The river flows, the sun ignites; May you stand with Guthix in thy fights; May Guthix bring you balance."
    • "May you walk the path, and never fall; For Guthix walks beside thee in thy journey; May Guthix bring you peace."
    • "All things must end, as all begin; Only Guthix knows the role thou must play; May Guthix bring you balance."

Trivia

  • Oddly enough, the description states that this is the "holy book of Guthix", even though Guthix is aligned with neither holiness nor unholiness.
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